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Steve Cowan Plays The Equilibrium Crumbles by Leisner

Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan plays III. the equilibrium crumbles by David Leisner. This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube channel. Cowan is creating some great videos with top notch playing so make sure to subscribe to him. Excellent articulations and control over the…

Steve Cowan plays Prélude by Khachaturian

Canadian guitarist Steve Cowan plays Prelude by Aram Khachaturian (1903-1978), arranged by Rafael Andia for Éditions transatlantiques. This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube channel. You can also hear it on his album Arctic Sonata on Spotify or iTunes. Video and sound by…

Brent Crawford Plays Cavatina by Tansman

Canadian guitarist Brent Crawford plays Cavatina by Polish composer Alexandre Tansman (1897-1986). The movements: i) Preludio ii) Sarabande (3:27) iii) Scherzino (6:20) iv) Barcarole (9:10). This comes via his great YouTube channel with video work by the amazing Drew Henderson. Great playing…

Adam Cicchillitti Plays Toccata by Rodrigo

Canadian guitarist Adam Cicchillitti plays Toccata (1933) by Joaquín Rodrigo (1901–1999). This comes via his great YouTube channel with video work by the amazing Drew Henderson and guitar by Canadian luthier Jean Rompré. Exciting performance from Cicchillitti who continues to impress…

Joshua Shi Plays Hetu Op.41 Final

Joshua Shi plays the Final from Suite pour Guitare Op.41 by Canadian composer Jacques Hétu (1938–2010). This comes via Guitar Salon International and their YouTube channel. Played on a on a 1988/2016 Jeff Elliott that was built in 1988 as an 8-string, then…

Tariq Harb Plays Turina

Tariq Harb plays the third movement, Allegro vivo from Sonata, Op.61 for solo guitar by Joaquin Turina (1882–1949) originally dedicated to Segovia. This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel. Love his energetic and beautiful playing and nice to see all…

Iliana Matos Plays Ponce’s Sonata clásica

Iliana Matos plays the first movement Allegro from Sonata clásica (1928) by Manuel Ponce (1882-1948). This comes via her YouTube channel. We don’t hear these Ponce sonatas as often as we should these days. I guess they are a lot of…

Jeffrey McFadden plays Fantasy on a Canadian Folksong

Canadian guitarist Jeffrey McFadden plays Fantasy on a Canadian Folksong (2018) by Jeffrey McFadden. This comes via McFadden’s fantastic Youtube channel. Recorded March 27, 2019 at St.Mary Magdalene Church, Toronto, by Drew Henderson. Guitar by my fellow Victorian  Marcus Dominelli (2019). Beautiful…

Drew Henderson Plays Caprice No. 9 by Paganini

The amazing Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Caprice No. 9 “The Hunt” from 24 Caprices for solo violin, Op. 1 by Niccolò Paganini (1782-1840). This comes via Henderson’s excellent YouTube channel. Love his smooth legato lines, witty articulations, and quick contrasts.  Excellent write-up by Henderson on YouTube:…

Tariq Harb plays Prelude Op. 5 by Barrios

Tariq Harb plays Prelude in G minor, Op. 5 by Agustín Barrios Mangoré (1885–1944). This comes via Harb’s fantastic YouTube Channel. Love his energetic and beautiful playing and that new guitar! Via his YouTube: “The audio here was recorded using a Zoom H6 in…

Drew Henderson Plays Sor on a 1868 Lacôte

Canadian guitarist Drew Henderson plays Largo non tanto from Fantasie, Op. 7 by Fernando Sor (1778–1839) on an 1868 René Lacôte guitar. This comes via his fantastic YouTube channel. Fantasic playing as usual from Henderson. I love 19th century guitars for Sor…

Cicchillitti & Cowan Play Choro by Andrew Staniland

Canadian guitarists Adam Cicchillitti & Steve Cowan play Choro: The Joyful Lament for Villa Lobos for 2 guitars (2014) by Canadian composer Andrew Staniland (b.1977). This comes via Cowan’s great YouTube Channel. Video by Drew Henderson. Some great ensemble work here from intricate exchanges and…